Glorious galleries, fine dining, amazing art, afternoon tea, art classes, film screening, a treasure-filled gift shop and more – the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is big on activities, culture and fun. And their latest exhibition is something that simply cannot be missed.
Photorealism Revisited features approximately 60 amazing works of art from some of the world’s best photorealist artists. If you find yourself asking, “What is photorealism?” you’re not alone. According the OKCMOA’s site, it was “the first modern movement to assert reliance on photography as a crucial part of the artistic process.” Open now through April 21, 2013, the exhibit focuses on aspects of urban and suburban landscapes. You’ll see trucks, motorcycles, cars and roadside eateries.
And while you’re there checking out the photorealism exhibit, why not explore the rest of this downtown gem? Each year more than 125,000 people come through the doors of the museum to explore collections covering five centuries of European and American art, not to mention a growing collection of contemporary art and a comprehensive collection of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly.
Photo credit: Robert Bechtle (American, b.1932). ‘68 Cadillac, 1970. Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 in. (55.9 x 61 cm). Private Collection, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York. © Courtesy International Arts®